#RAGTLive: Contemporary Romance Authors

This past weekend was the Reader Author Get Together in Cincinnati, Ohio and can I just say it was a total blast. For the event, Barclay PublicityJoyfully Reviewed,Blogging by Liza, A Buckeye Girl Reads, and myself hosted the first ever Blogger Lounge where we did 7 interviews between Friday and Saturday. Now they were suppose to be streamed live via Google Hangouts; unfortunately they were not due to connection issues. However they were still recorded and now I get to show them off.

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Our next RAGTLive Interview was hosted by Blogging by Liza and Barclay Publicity, who sat down with Tricia Andersen, Leah Braemel, Christi Barth, Kelli Evans, Kalyn Cooper, Desiree Holt, Constance Phillips, Tim Smith, Jenna Rutland, and Robin Nadler.

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Tricia Andersen!

TAnderson-Breaking the CycleWebsite | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest

Max is excited when Chloe, a girl that works for the same gym he does, agrees to go on a date with him. He is disturbed, though, when she becomes violently ill after he kisses her. Max can’t shake how he feels about her. He sacrifices his job and does everything he can to find an answer to her illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Chloe can’t believe Max Thomas, the hottest guy at Roadie’s Gym, wants to go out with her. When their date is a disaster, she thinks she’ll never see him again. She is stunned when he reappears in her life and tries to find the answer behind whatever has made her sick since she was a child. However, will he stick around or abandon her like her father did? Can she trust him enough to let him into her heart?

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Leah Braemel!

LBraemel-No Accounting for CowboysWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads | Amazon | Pinterest

Jake Grady loves Bull’s Hollow ranch and all the challenges and hard work it entails. But the past year hasn’t been easy—his father’s good name has been tarnished, and new financial problems are threatening to destroy everything the Gradys have built. Performing live under a stage name has become his escape, a way of blowing off some serious steam.

Accountant Paige Reynolds found Jake’s guitar-playing alter ego intriguing, but her connection with the real Jake sends her attraction into overdrive. When she’s summoned to make order out of the chaotic paper trail at Bull’s Hollow, he sets her world a-rocking—both in bed and out. But Paige has a plan; she’s determined to create her own path for the future, but is soon left scrambling for firmer ground.

Good news about Jake’s potential singing career is followed by the revelation of another family secret, one that has him questioning whether he belongs at Bull’s Hollow at all. But leaving the ranch would mean leaving his family…and Paige. How much is he willing to give up for a real shot at fame?

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Christi Barth!

CBarth-Up to MeWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads | Amazon | Pinterest

Ella Mayhew’s always appreciated the beautiful view of Seneca Lake from the spa window of her family’s hotel.But the view improves dramatically when a hot stranger runs across the grounds—shirtless. He’s the first man to kickstart her hormones in the three years since she lost her parents, and she doesn’t even know his name.

Graydon Locke’s on his umpteenth undercover assignment. The routine’s always the same: assess a business, recommend it for closure, then roll out before anyone discovers his decisions impact hundreds of lives. He’s always believed nothing good comes out of small towns. Why would this one be different? Then he makes two classic rookie mistakes—falling for the sweet, sexy girl who owns the very business he’s on the verge of axing. And letting the town’s residents get involved in both his life, and his relationship with Ella.

Ella’s the best thing to ever happen to Gray, but he’s lied to her from the start. If he pulls the plug on Mayhew Manor, the entire town may crumble. Ella couldn’t save her parents, but it’s up to her to save their hotel. Even if that means turning her back on true love.

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Kelli Evans!

KEvans-Chasing DreamsWebsite | Facebook | Google+ | GoodReads | Amazon

Legend says Niagara Falls has magical powers…
Selina LeClézio is no stranger to making mistakes. Sometimes she even seeks them out and makes them knowing full well what they are. But dating a tourist has never been on her list of mistakes to make. Even working on a boat tour of Niagara Falls and therefore seeing her fair share of prospects none have ever seemed worth the risk … none that is until Nathan Lawson stepped onboard.
Nathan Lawson is only in Niagara with his two best friends on vacation. He planned for a carefree time enjoying local brews, fishing, and of course a tour of The Falls. What he couldn’t have foreseen was meeting Selina. He could feel himself being drawn to her and not just because of what a beautiful exotic stranger she is. Something deeper pulled him in.

The two of them fall into a hot easy fling. Neither of them are seemingly bothered by knowing it could not last, until the moment tragedy strikes and they are torn apart much too soon. Nathan is forced to return to the states just as Selina is thrust into her own personal struggles. Yet neither can forget the connection made between them. But even if they can overcome their own individual misfortunes will they decide to chase their dream of being together or will it be left to the magic of The Falls to show them their destiny?

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Desiree Holt!

DHolt-Ride the MustangWebsite | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Fletcher “Mustang” Call is a dedicated SEAL and a committed Dom. The one thing he isn’t is relationship material. A tragedy in his past killed his desire for more than a good time on leave and a little D/s play. Until April Coe walked into his life, a woman unlike any he’s known. Problem is, she’s as vanilla as they come.

April was warned about Mustang, a man as wild and free as his call sign, so she doesn’t expect him to stick around for long. That’s okay, she’ll enjoy the great sex while she can. At least, she thought it was great. When she senses her sexy bronco is holding back, she has to decide whether to ride the mustang a little harder or set him free.

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Kalyn Cooper!

Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Amazon | Pinterest

KCooper-Explosive CombinationIt’s hard to feel the romance when you’re being chased through the jungles of Columbia … but it won’t be for lack of trying! When an undercover CIA agent rescues a kidnapped ATF explosives expert, it’s a race against time as they try to stay one step ahead of the Colombian drug lord hot on their trail. If you’re looking for passion and adventure, you’ll find it all in KaLyn Cooper’s action-packed romance, Explosive Combination.

Separately, Harper Tambini and Rafe Silva are lethal… Together, they’re explosive.

ATF Special Agent Harper Tambini is kidnapped by a Colombian drug lord and forced to use her explosives knowledge to kill his competition before she can escape with the help of undercover CIA agent Rafe Silva.

As they make their way through the rivers, mountains, and jungles, their desire for each other detonates. But Harper reminds Rafe of his murdered fiancée and the shadow world he wants to leave.

Harper learned the hard way that men never stay, so now she doesn’t keep them around long enough to see if the sparks can light a fire that will last forever.

In their short time together, can they crystalize a relationship, or will it all blow up?

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Constance Phillips!

CPhillips-All That's UnspokenWebsite | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads | Amazon | Pinterest

After eight years, Hailey is back in Caseville, Michigan. Just months after her mother’s death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. If that wasn’t enough, the prospective tenant is Nate, the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction.

After high school, Nate Jenkins planned to leave small town behind, but life dealt him a different hand of cards. He’s now back in Caseville, raising his daughter and running his family’s diner. His daughter’s speech disorder has been improved by therapeutic horse riding and if he can lease the old Lambert farm, he can get her a horse of her own. The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye.

Can they get over all that’s unspoken between them?

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Robin Nadler!

RNadler-Beautiful DisasterWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Amazon

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they reach a crossroad. Some take a moment and look back on their life and reevaluate the choices they’ve made and the path they’ve chosen.

For Amber, the time to move forward was here. She was running, and she knew it. Her life had taken a terrible turn and she was out of options. She was a writer and her strength was in her brilliant mind. No matter what, she was determined to write her own ending.

For Evan, there was no looking back. He had made the mistake of giving his heart to someone and she had destroyed him. It didn’t matter why, or how, the result was the same. He was closed off and bitter and it would take a miracle for him to ever allow her near him again. His resolve was tested when she was thrust into his life again, and soon it was a matter of life and death. He had to save her. He was the only one who could.

For Greta, an attack a year ago irrevocably altered the course of her life. Her ability to be free and happy was taken in an instant, and what was left was a shell of the woman she was. Her fame and fortune meant nothing anymore, and her last act of kindness, walking into the Army medical center to help a wounded Soldier, was the turning point she never saw coming. When she met Ben, she realized that, perhaps, there was hope for her, yet.

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Jenna Rutland!

JRutland-Just for the SummerWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads | Amazon

His temptation. Her secret. Their summer.

Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

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Tim Smith!

TSmith-Warning ShotWebsite | Facebook | GoodReads | Amazon

A former spy and his lover get dragged into a conspiracy involving a political assassination.

Nick Seven and Felicia Hagens left the CIA for the laidback ease of the Florida Keys, leaving behind a life of intrigue. When Nick’s former mentor becomes part of a conspiracy with international repercussions, Nick breaks his self-imposed exile to stop him.

The case throws Nick and Felicia into a juggernaut of espionage, government cover-ups and political assassinations. Will they succeed in stopping the plan in time? Can their relationship survive another unwanted adventure?

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.